Tennessee Working to Improve Services for Disabled Residents

by Staff Blogger | October 14th, 2013

October 14, 2013

When a person is unable to work due to a mental or physical condition, he or she may be eligible for programs like Social Security disability as a source of income. However, the Nashville Social Security Lawyers with Ponce Law explain that the goal of programs like Social Security is to get the injured back on their feet and back to work.

To promote getting the disabled reengaged with the workforce, Tennessee recently opened several programs aimed at assisting those with disabilities stable and meaningful work. According to an article published by The Tennessean, Tennessee’s Vocational Rehabilitation program previously only assisted those suffering with severe disabilities. Now though, the organization is offering its services to a wider array of individuals suffering from conditions preventing them from performing job duties.

Experts contend that the program’s expansion will allow another 3,000 disabled Tennesseans to receive assistance in areas such as job placement, rides to and from work, and education. Officials contend that investing into the program will ultimately help the cash-strapped state cut costs.

The Nashville Personal Injury Lawyers with Michael D. Ponce & Associates applaud the efforts made by the state to offer assistance to those in need. The firm is hopeful the expansion of assistance programs will be a success!